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Apr 1, 2014

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Free admission to Museum of Work & Culture’s

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition for City of Woonsocket Residents

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Posted by: Craig

Free admission to Museum of Work & Culture’s

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition for City of Woonsocket Residents

 

From May 6 through June 16, 2014, City of Woonsocket residents will have a chance to tour the Museum of Work & Culture’s special exhibit: The Way We Worked, A Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, free of charge. 

Subsidized by a Community Development Block Grant, the Museum is offering up to 662 City residents a chance to receive a free admission by showing proof of residency. Tickets are available now and should be picked up at the Museum before May 5.  The Museum of Work & Culture will be the only Rhode Island stop for this renowned exhibit. 

The Way We Worked, adapted from a photographic exhibition developed by the National Archives, is an engaging, interactive, and multimedia approach to understanding the transformation of work in America in the 19th and 20th centuries. Covering the years of 1857-1987, the exhibition delivers the captivating accounts of workers through historical photographs, audio recordings and video clips culled from the Archives. The Way We Worked invites guests to reflect on what it is like to operate in a workplace impacted by issues of immigration, ethnicity, slavery, segregation, wage labor, technology, gender roles and class.

Validation of residency is required. Acceptable records of validation include a valid driver's license, voter registration, most recent pay stub with address, or most recent W-2. Acceptable records for minors include school records with the student's address: a report card, diploma, or transcript.  Also accepted is ID card together with parent's license or ID with the same address.

For more information, call the Museum at 401-769-9675 or email Liz Maynard at eomaynard@rihs.org

The Way We Worked is a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition touring New England in collaboration with Historic New England. Programming for The Way We Worked is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional sponsors include The Brickle Group, Conway Tours, Rhode Island Monthly and TransCanada.